Big News!

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  I have some big news for all of you.  This week we're gearing up for a long awaited move... over to our new URL!


Mark your calendar, kids.  Monday is the big move!  Shortly after the move, we'll unveil our new look as well.  Are you excited?!?  Ya.  Me too.  :)  In the meantime, let's take a little mental vacation courtesy of The Binder.

Over the years, there have been a number of magazines I've loved and lost.  One such magazine was Blueprint.  It had all the Martha-Stewartiness of MS Living, but it was really geared toward a younger generation.  It was colorful, fresh, full of great photography and fabulous fonts.  Needless to say, I cried when they ceased publication.

One of my favorite photo spreads of all time actually comes from the July/August 2007 issue.  It features the super vibrant, beach bungalow of Elena Colombo.  Her retreat is part of Breezy Shores, a cottage community in Greenport, New York, and home to 31 cottages originally built to house brick-factory workers.  You can view the entire spread here.

Sweet exterior with beautiful cottage gardens

The red stumps that I've never forgotten... can you say "FIVE coats of porch-enamel paint?"

Greenport's mayor designed and built Elena's corner bookshelf in exchange for one of her firebowls.  Nice trade!

Beautiful weathered seating around one of Colombo's fabulous firebowls!

Quirky faux bamboo chairs on the sun porch... you know I love a good sun porch!

To view Colombo's incredible creations, please check out her website.  If you are like me and still mourning the loss of Blueprint, The Hidden Library has come to our rescue.  She discovered that a quick call to 1.877.747.1050 and you can be the proud owner of all 8 back issues... for $20 no less!

xo, k

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